Carers Direct

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Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.

If you are a carer please complete the form and return it to reception so we can update your records.

Our Carers Champion here at the Surgery is Kiera Kavanagh - Receptionist.

By following the link below you can find all activities for Unpaid Carers registered with Derbyshire Carers Association only.

https://www.derbyshirecarers.co.uk/carers-training-breaks-and-events

If you would like to register for a Carers Association please find the contact details below;

Derbyshire Carers Association (DCA) are the lead provider for carers services in Derbyshire. Commissioned by Derbyshire County Council and NHS to provide free support services for carers who look after a friend or family member who, due to illness, disability, mental health problems or an addiction cannot cope without their help and support. They offer support to both those who care for an adult and Young Carers. For more information

CASS Carers Association is based in Staffordshire supporting carers and their families. For more information

CASS -Carers In Touch e-newsletter

CASS E-NEWSLETTER ISSUE 10

Derbyshire Carers Association

DERBYSHIRE CARERS NEWSLETTER

Careline - befriending service

Careline offer a free befriending service to people living in the Derbyshire Dales, East Staffordshire, Uttoxeter area including Burton upon Trent. 

They aim to make people’s lives better by calling those who feel in need of support – elderly, less able to get out, recently bereaved, feeling lonely or isolated. They offer friendship to the people they call and peace of mind to their family and friends. The team of over 80 volunteers make the befriending calls, providing greater social interaction for members and helping to give them you confidence to remain living independently. They monitor people’s well-being and pass on useful information about the services available in the local community. The service is completely free and available every day of the year including weekends and bank holidays.

  • Call them on 01335 210353

Additionally, there is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Benefits for carers

    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

  • Benefits for the under-65s

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.

    Benefits for the over-65s

    Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.

  • Carer's Assement

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • Other benefits

    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring



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